Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, our extended network of Startup Grind chapters are located around the world. Start a Chapter in your city or school!
We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
David Butler is an advisor, serial networker and social media aficionado. Both David’s strong social presence and his love of testing beta versions of new products coming from Zurich’s many startups, have made him a sought after advisor in many industries. Fully engaged in the Swiss Startup Scene, promoting it's innovation with events, networking, social media, and connecting the dots.
Co-director of Startup Grind Zurich, startup mentor and judge at MassChallenge Switzerland, and founder of two startups. Silke has a background in law and finance and worked as a corporate tax consultant at Big 4 audit companies and at a large corporate before she started blogging about startups, and later launched Local Insiders, where she offers bespoke luxury tours with local insiders to combine her passion for connecting like-minded people and for traveling. Silke likes nothing better than a great story, and the startup world writes some of the best. She is looking forward to learning more about yours!